I’m what you call a C&E Catholic, or cafeteria Catholic, but I want to change that. Pope Francis, for whatever reason, has made me want to stay and become a practicing Catholic. He’s what I’ve always wanted in a Pope, and his style of speaking and doing things, is just… awesome. He’s one of those guys you can have a beer with! That’s how comfortable I am with him.
However, to my point. I haven’t been to my local parish in about 6-8 months (I don’t really like the priest, his sermons are too short, but he’s a nice guy), and it has to do with the service itself. I don’t really find a lot of enjoyment in it. I like listening to sermons full of passion, maybe some modern Christian music (though I am fine with the more traditional music), and I would love to have a Bible study. And what I find a little disheartening is some people in the parishes I have been to are not the most welcoming. Everyone is basically in their own clique and whatnot, and I feel like an outsider.
I really want to become a active and faithful Catholic, but I just need some help. Pope Francis has given me hope, but not so much local members.
Also, would I be able to get rebaptized, to show my dedication to the Church? I really do want to get rebaptized because it’s an important part of someones life, and I cannot remember when I was baptized at three months old. lol